LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diemlan “Lannie” Tonnu has been appointed chief financial officer of Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), effective August 29. Tonnu comes to OIC from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) where she served the past 25 years as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
“Lannie brings to Orthopaedic Institute for Children a deep and unique background, which will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of our organization,” said OIC CEO Anthony Scaduto, M.D. “Throughout her career Lannie has demonstrated not only exceptional financial and operational leadership skills but the kind of passion and heart that makes her a wonderful complement to our team.”
While at CHLA Tonnu was instrumental in growing the hospital’s revenue from $209 million to more than $1 billion while hospital investments grew from $75 million to $510 million. As part of her responsibilities at CHLA, Tonnu redesigned the hospital’s revenue-cycle process and revamped the hospital’s approach to managed care contracting. She also played a key role in opening five ambulatory care centers throughout the Los Angeles area and spearheaded the development of an Enterprise Risk Management program, which identified potential risks in the areas of clinical operations, information technology and financial services.
For the past four years, Tonnu has been an adjunct faculty member for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and a guest lecturer at the USC Marshall School of Business. She was selected as the 2016 Adjunct Faculty of the Year for the Master of Health Administration program. Tonnu earned her MBA in finance and her Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles and is a certified public accountant.
About Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) was founded in 1911 as Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Focused solely on musculoskeletal conditions in children, Orthopaedic Institute for Children receives 60,000 patient visits each year. In alliance with UCLA Health and with the support of the OIC Foundation, we advance pediatric orthopaedics worldwide through outstanding patient care, medical education and research. Our locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood and Calexico treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries. For more information, visit us at ortho-institute.org.